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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2007; 6(1): 30-32


INTRANASAL ENCEPHALOCELE AS A CAUSE OF RECCURENT MENINGITIS

Yasmeen Memon and Salma Sheikh.

Abstract
Herniation of brain matter through a basal skull defect is a rare occurrence. Both congenital and
environmental factors have been implicated. This case report describes a 7 year old boy with
nasal discharge since birth and recurrent meningitis. The etiology for these problems was discovered
as intra nasal encephalocele.

Key words: Intranasal encephalocele. Nasal discharge. Nasal obstruction. Recurrent meningitis.



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